Go now, a child of God. Choose well the road you take,
And the decisions you make. Keep in mind always that The God you serve continues to call to you, making you more and more every day into the faithful one God wants you to be.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sixty- four

I have some amazing friends. I am blessed to have their friendship.

When we get together we get to talk about the things going on in our lives and find comfort in one another.

We are all facing financial struggles, family stress, and our own insecurities of being good wives, good mothers, good women.

We all go through “stuff” I am thankful that I have friends to share with, that have sincere concern, as I do for them. That is the measure of friendship. God blesses us through friends. I welcome time with mine, even if it is an e-mail, phone call or time together. Love and laughter between friends can overcome any brokenness.

We make mistakes it is our friends that laugh at us first, they see the funny side of things before the disaster. So what if you back into a light pole and nearly cause a power outage? So what if you called someone a horrible name in another language? So what if you couldn’t put out the marshmallow on fire with your shoe and the yard caught fire? So what if you made a prank call and the guy turned out to be a serial killer on the nightly news? So what if you were in the wrong place at the wrong time and you were in a fist fight that had nothing to do with you? So what if you sent out that mass e-mail about that very personal thing to all the wrong people?

What mistake have you made lately?

When all these mistakes happen we can usually look around and one or all of our friends are nearby – laughing. Followed by more laughter when they tell everyone about it. Our mistakes seem to put us in some real and unreal situations sometimes and we feel the reality of the situation and personally we don’t take it lightly, but it is our friends that see the laughter of our folly and bring it out.

Most of the time after the severity of the situation passes we laugh together.
You have to laugh.
I have to laugh.
I wonder sometimes if God is sitting back watching with a big bag of popcorn just waiting for us to make a mistake and laugh at us too. I think that laughter is a part of forgiveness and acceptance. I would like to think so anyway. Thankfully God is also sitting there - shaking his head sometimes saying, "Look at that idiot, angels go help her, go be with her, make sure she is safe."  Making mistakes are a part of life. I believe in guardian angels, too. 

I know my friends are not laughing to be mean, they have genuine goodwill, otherwise I couldn’t call them my friends.

Today I am thankful for my friends.
I am so very thankful for my friends that see my faults and are able to laugh with me about them and lighten the load.

Experience God’s grace today and share a loving laugh with your friends.

Why do the Pilgrims pants keep falling down?
Because they wear their belts around their hats!

Dear Lord bless us with thankful hearts.

Philippians 4:4-7
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Grace and peace to you from God our father.


  1. Amen girlfriend.
    He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy. Job 8:21

  2. "Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it."
    I read this on someone's blog today and it sounded perfect for this post: credit goes to http://noodleandboof.blogspot.com/